HVAC Technician Jobs in 2010 and Beyond

Document Sample
HVAC Technician Jobs in 2010 and Beyond Powered By Docstoc
					If installing, troubleshooting, and maintaining heat, ventilation, and air conditioning
interests you then you may be destined to become an HVAC technician. HVAC
technicians are professionals who have the skill necessary to analyze new sites that
are ripe for new heating and air units. They make recommendations, read blueprints
and have great analytical skills. With a skill set like this, these technicians are able to
make a very decent salary.

Becoming a reputable HVAC technician requires you obtain the skills that we
mentioned above. In order to accomplish those goals, you will need to attend a
program that specializes in heating and air conditioning. Through this program, which
can last anywhere from 6 to 24 months, you will obtain the certification needed to
enter the job market. There are other options available for individuals who would
rather become a technician without going to school for a couple of years. You can
always seek out an apprenticeship. By working with a capable technician and learning
the ropes, you will be able to perform the job as if you went to school. But, you may
run into issues with companies who specifically require certification.

Not all programs are equal in terms of educational value or cost. Finding credible
programs however is much easier than in the past due to the accessibility of
information online through the search engines.The important thing to consider when
choosing an educational institution is its level of credibility. Make sure you research
the schools before applying to make sure it is a quality learning center. Its important
to look for programs that are accredited through reputable agencies such as HVAC
Excellence, the Partnership for Air-Conditioning, Heating, and Refrigeration
Accreditation, and the National Center for Construction Education and Research.
Many employers limit their potential applicants according to whether or not the
individual is certified through a respectable or notable program.

The job market for HVAC specialists is a promising one. As of 2008-2009, there were
over three hundred thousand jobs held by these technicians. The advantage of
choosing this career is the demand due to the rise in home construction in many areas
across the country. Even in areas where there is a slump in construction the demand
for these professionals is still present due the need for ongoing maintenance and
repair of older systems.Therefore, take heart in knowing that no matter where you are
located, there is a job for you. Especially due to the fact that there are so many
government initiatives to promote energy conservation. This is spurring business and
home owners to revamp thier entire systems.

So, if you are looking for a new career that holds a lot of promise, you should
definitely consider one in the heating and air field.

The author has been an HVAC Technician for 15 years and provides HVAC services
in Henderson, Nevada.
The author has been an HVAC Technician for 15 years and provides HVAC services
in Las Vegas, Nevada.